Necessities

BASIC ESSENTIAL LIFE-SUSTAINING
HUMAN NEEDS

*WATER          Commonly regulated and provided by
government.

*FOOD          Commonly regulated and provided by government
and charities as “last resort” sources.

(National expenditures, ’90 $103 billion ?,
2% of GNP).

Federal payments to farmers ’90 $ 9.3 billion.
Federal food assistance     ’91 $28.7 billion.

*MEDICAL CARE   Commonly regulated and provided by
government
and charities as “last resort” sources.

(National expenditures, ’91 $700 billion,
12% of GNP)

Federal medical programs         ’91 $294 billion
State   medical programs                      ?
Govt. costs, medical education, M.D., R.N.    ?

Hospital costs                   ’90 $256 billion
Govt. costs, hospital support costs           ?

’89       600,789 physicians  $114 billion  =  @ $190,000
’90       Per capita income, New Jersey        @   25,000

*SHELTER        Some regulation. Provided by government
and charities as “last resort” sources.

(National expenditures, ’90 $255 billion ?,
5% of GNP)

Federal housing programs    ’90 $20 billion

*CLOTHING       No regulation. Provided by government
and charities as “last resort” sources.

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